Poverty

Poverty

Poverty

Make a difference in the lives of impoverished individuals by supporting high-impact poverty nonprofits with proof of their positive results. Click the topic tabs below to get started.  

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All poverty organizations

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
Accion East (“Accion”) is a leading, U.S. microlender that helps individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams through access to capital and financial education and capacity building. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs—... Read more Donate Now
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Now serving New York City for 34 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital is a nonprofit financial services organization with a mission to empower working, low-income families to build assets and financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty. Starting in 2005 with a group of 10... Read more Donate Now
CSH
CSH is a national organization whose mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.  In... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
First Place is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who have grown up in foster care in California. First Place utilizes a... Read more Donate Now
Friends of the Children is a pioneering, research-based youth development and mentoring organization whose mission is to help the nation's highest risk children develop the relationships, goals and skills necessary to break the cycles... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
Interise is the go-to partner with a proven model for accelerating economic and small business growth in lower income communities. Interise licenses its Streetwise ‘MBA’™ curriculum to partners who deliver it through their own locally... Read more Donate Now
For 17 years, it has been the mission of Invest in Kids to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families throughout Colorado. Working in partnership with local communities, they identify, introduce, implement... Read more Donate Now
Founded in the Upper Valley of NH in 2001, More than Wheels (MTW) uses the enticement of a new, energy efficient car as the catalyst to provide vulnerable populations -- front-line health and community workers, victims of intimate-... Read more Donate Now
NCB Capital Impact harnesses the collective power of technical assistance, public policy and financial capital to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live. Through our partnerships and investments, we... Read more Donate Now
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize career opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with three overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) has been an innovator in workforce-training for 30 years. OBT empowers young adults from low-income neighborhoods to advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through... Read more Donate Now
PHIworks to transform eldercare and disability services. We foster dignity, respect, and independence―for all who receive care and all who provide it. The nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce, PHI promotes quality... Read more Donate Now
Since 1995, we have been preparing motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed with the technical and business skills to launch successful careers in technology, creating onramps to businesses in need of their... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) brings the power of entrepreneurship to under-resourced individuals and communities. Our work breaks the cycle of poverty by helping lower-income English and Spanish speaking women and... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already provided... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility for... Read more Donate Now
Wyman is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that empowers teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Job/Career Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital is a nonprofit financial services organization with a mission to empower working, low-income families to build assets and financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty. Starting in 2005 with a group of 10... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
First Place is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who have grown up in foster care in California. First Place utilizes a... Read more Donate Now
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally-recognized youth development program that helps at-risk secondary school students stay in school and earn their high school diploma, while providing invaluable part-time... Read more Donate Now
Interise is the go-to partner with a proven model for accelerating economic and small business growth in lower income communities. Interise licenses its Streetwise ‘MBA’™ curriculum to partners who deliver it through their own locally... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with three overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) has been an innovator in workforce-training for 30 years. OBT empowers young adults from low-income neighborhoods to advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through... Read more Donate Now
PHIworks to transform eldercare and disability services. We foster dignity, respect, and independence―for all who receive care and all who provide it. The nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce, PHI promotes quality... Read more Donate Now
Since 1995, we have been preparing motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed with the technical and business skills to launch successful careers in technology, creating onramps to businesses in need of their... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) brings the power of entrepreneurship to under-resourced individuals and communities. Our work breaks the cycle of poverty by helping lower-income English and Spanish speaking women and... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already provided... Read more Donate Now
As the lead service provider for the nation’s first social impact bond, the Osborne Association improves the justice system by encouraging those individuals, families and communities most affected by it to assume responsibility for... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Asset Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
Compass Working Capital is a nonprofit financial services organization with a mission to empower working, low-income families to build assets and financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty. Starting in 2005 with a group of 10... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
Founded in the Upper Valley of NH in 2001, More than Wheels (MTW) uses the enticement of a new, energy efficient car as the catalyst to provide vulnerable populations -- front-line health and community workers, victims of intimate-... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with three overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) brings the power of entrepreneurship to under-resourced individuals and communities. Our work breaks the cycle of poverty by helping lower-income English and Spanish speaking women and... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already provided... Read more Donate Now
Wyman is a St. Louis-based youth development organization that empowers teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Read more Donate Now

Economic Development

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)  is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals enter the workforce. CEO works to ensure that people coming home from prison acquire the skills and experience needed to... Read more Donate Now
The Family Independence Initiative (FII) is a national center for anti-poverty innovation offering results-based, resident-driven solutions to reducing poverty. FII's strength-based work with families in cities across the country... Read more Donate Now
Interise is the go-to partner with a proven model for accelerating economic and small business growth in lower income communities. Interise licenses its Streetwise ‘MBA’™ curriculum to partners who deliver it through their own locally... Read more Donate Now
NCB Capital Impact harnesses the collective power of technical assistance, public policy and financial capital to improve the lives of low-income people and the communities where they live. Through our partnerships and investments, we... Read more Donate Now
New York Cares is New York City's award-winning volunteer organization. Everyday throughout the year, volunteers engage in impactful programming that addresses urban poverty, with three overarching goals: (1) to meet immediate... Read more Donate Now
PHIworks to transform eldercare and disability services. We foster dignity, respect, and independence―for all who receive care and all who provide it. The nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce, PHI promotes quality... Read more Donate Now
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) brings the power of entrepreneurship to under-resourced individuals and communities. Our work breaks the cycle of poverty by helping lower-income English and Spanish speaking women and... Read more Donate Now
Roca is an outcomes-driven organization focused helping our communities' highest risk, disengaged young people move out of violence and poverty, ultimately reducing incarcerations.   Roca's cognitive behavioral... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that helps break the cycle of poverty as young people, ages 16 to 24, work full-time for 6-24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while building local affordable... Read more Donate Now

Housing & Homelessness

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
CSH
CSH is a national organization whose mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.  In... Read more Donate Now
First Place is a California-based organization founded to prevent poverty and homelessness among the growing, yet largely overlooked population of youth who have grown up in foster care in California. First Place utilizes a... Read more Donate Now
Self-Help is one of the largest non-profit community development financial institutions in the nation, providing responsible lending and financial services with the aim of building wealth and opportunity for those left out of the... Read more Donate Now
Through the transformative power of paid work, The Doe Fund’s innovative, mixed-market model reduces poverty, unemployment, crime and criminal recidivism, substance abuse, and dependence on public assistance. Having already provided... Read more Donate Now

Microlending

Matching funds availableProvides basic needs services
Accion East (“Accion”) is a leading, U.S. microlender that helps individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams through access to capital and financial education and capacity building. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs—... Read more Donate Now